IND vs ENG: Fans Are Trolling Ishan Kishan Left, Right And Center

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IND vs ENG: Fans Are Trolling Ishan Kishan Left, Right And Center

Ishan Kishan has clearly been marked by the management as the backup T20I opener of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. A left-handed attacking batsman who can also keep wickets is a luxury these days. Ishan Kishan Failed Again However, Kishan will need to perform consistently to cement his spot in the squad for the T20 …


IND vs ENG: Fans Are Trolling Ishan Kishan Left, Right And Center

Ishan Kishan has clearly been marked by the management as the backup T20I opener of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. A left-handed attacking batsman who can also keep wickets is a luxury these days.

Ishan Kishan Failed Again

However, Kishan will need to perform consistently to cement his spot in the squad for the T20 World Cup, later in the year in Australia.

His innings in the first T20I versus England on Thursday, in Southampton, further sparked the question of his consistency as he managed only 8 runs facing 10 balls and got out to off-spinner Moeen Ali, falling into the trap of favourable match-up introduced by England skipper Jos Buttler to dismiss the left-handed opener.

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Kishan went low on his knee and brought up the slog-sweep but failed to connect it properly, the ball turning and bouncing a little bit and he top-edged it to Matt Parkinson at fine leg.

With the competition for a place in the eleven, and the final 15-man T20 World Cup squad, growing with each game, Kishan really needs to be more consistent to nail down his spot.

He was brilliant against South Africa at home, finishing as the leading run-scorer on either side with 206 runs in 5 innings at a blistering strike rate of 150. However, away from home, in conditions where the ball is moving sideways and there’s help for the pacers, the 23-year-old needs to buckle up.

Against Ireland last month, he started off briskly in the first match, smashing 26 runs off 11 balls but failed to convert it and in the second match, he scored only 3 runs, followed by this failure in Southampton.

With KL Rahul injured and out for at least another month, Kishan will further open in India’s upcoming T20I matches alongside his Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit Sharma.

Ishan Is Getting Trolled

The management will give the youngster a longer rope than some of the other middle-order batters. But it is up to Kishan to make the opportunities count.

As for today, Kishan was being trolled for his low score and his strike rate of only 80 after a knock of 10 balls hurt India while other batters batted aggressively and scored quickly.

Here are some of the tweets trolling, criticising, and questioning Ishan Kishan:

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